Owners/breeders come from all walks of life. We’re pretty sure if you queried the AOBA membership you’d find a butcher, a baker and an honest-to-God candlestick maker. An issue of Alpacas Magazine highlighted a former rock band member, former Mayor, former military member and a former horse jockey. We say “former” for all of these because they are all now full time alpaca farmers.
I am quite sure that William Penn would've been an alpaca farmer. I am sure of this because, the more Pennsylvania alpaca farmers I meet, the more I realize that William Penn's "Holy Experiment" is alive and well nearly 326 years after the Charter of Pennsylvania was written. Let me explain ... first about Penn and then about the alpacas.